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Cryosurgery: what you need to know

Islamorada and Key West, Florida area residents who are in need of skin treatment are strongly encouraged to book a consultation visit with the team at Keys Dermatology. Our practice is equipped to assist with a wide range of skincare needs, and also offers treatments such as cryosurgery.

What is cryosurgery?

Cryosurgery is type of treatment that is used to solve many different skin concerns. It is the use of liquid nitrogen to essentially freeze an area of the skin. It is sprayed on using a specialized device directly where it is needed and can provide a solution for:

  • Warts
  • Actinic keratoses
  • Seborrheic keratoses
  • Scars
  • Acne
  • Smaller benign growths
  • Some types of skin cancer

Patients can have this done quickly and easily in the dermatologist’s office and get right back to their day with little to not interruption. Though it has the word “surgery” in its name, no cutting or incisions are made. Instead, the area if frozen which can cause the skin treated to scab and blister, while eventually coming off the skin permanently. During an initial consultation, our doctors will discuss with patients the benefits of this treatment and educate individuals on how it works.

Does cryosurgery hurt?

Some patients find that the freezing sensation that occurs when the liquid nitrogen hits the skin is uncomfortable. However, it is well-tolerated by patients and doesn’t require the doctor to numb the skin or apply an local anesthetic. The treatment is done quickly and only lasts a few seconds, depending on the size of the growth or skin being addressed. Patients find that this is an effective way to address a number of skin concerns easily and affordably.

Call Keys Dermatology today!

If you reside in the areas of Islamorada or Key West, Florida and are interested in discussing cryosurgery with a dermatological professional, do not hesitate to contact our office at (305) 664-8828. We work directly with patients to help them select procedures and treatments most appropriate for their needs, and educate them on the solutions available for a wide range of issues that may impact the face, body, and skin. Our practice is always accepting new patients interested in quality dermatological care.

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